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Identifies and provides background information on cities, towns, districts, territories, and nations around the world
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The more than 9,000 alphabetically arranged entries for cities, towns, districts, territories, and nations from around the world that are included in this revision reflect changes that have occurred since the original volume (1984), such as the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Each volume begins with a list of alphabetical entries found within that volume. Entry headings generally reflect the most commonly used name, which is often the English or romanized place-name. Headings include variations of the place-name as well as the place’s location. Entries offer a history that varies in length from a few sentences (such as for Minchinhampton, in England, included because it has traces of prehistoric settlements and earthworks) to five pages (for United States of America). Entries are cross-referenced. Following the A–Z portion of the encyclopedia is a “Regional Bibliography” arranged by county and listing both books and Web sites. An index is found at the end of the third volume indicating pages where the place-name can be found but no volume numbers. A section of color plates is inserted in each volume. The introduction offers justification for producing the encyclopedia in print when similar information is easily accessible online: “Online sources require filtering for accuracy and relevance.” Still, although informative and useful, this encyclopedia is probably not a necessary resource for libraries with limited budgets. --Carol Sue Harless
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Book Description Facts on File. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2842471781
Book Description Facts On File, Incorporated. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Dust Cover Missing. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Seller Inventory # G0871961261I3N11
Book Description Facts on File, 1984. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP2361754
Book Description Facts on File, 1984. Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP2745191
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Book Description Facts on File, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Exlibrary, usual markings. Two volume set. ; 1052 pages. Seller Inventory # 805348
Book Description Facts on File, New York, NY, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: F. Dust Jacket Condition: No dj as issued. 1st Edition. First Publisher. A near Fine set. Appears unread. No dj as issued. Inside covers are clean with no inscriptions, signatures, dates, labels or Bookplate. Binding is solid with no splits. Interior is crisp, bright, clean, square, without notations, underlining, highlighting, or other marks. Odor-free. NOT X-Lib. NO remainder marks. Small pin hole in real cover of volume 2. Light shelf wear. A nice looking set. All my books have multiple photos on Abebooks site. Sometimes it takes 24-48 hours for them to appear with listing. Check back. Email for list of Bibliographies sited, more photos of the book or further condition details. Illus: B/W. Maps. Photos: B/W (Frontispiece). Credits. Hardcover. Lists towns, cities, countries, provinces, regions, empires, deserts, forts and battle sites. The scope is from ancient beginnings thru the present. Extensive cross-referencing. Sites are chosen for their historical and not just geographical interest. Great reference set. Seller Inventory # 104
Book Description Facts on File, New York, 1984. Hard Cover. 2 vols in hbk. Vol 1 from [A- L], pp 1 - 542, with b/w illustrations; Vol 2 from [M- Z], pp 543- 1051. Damage to lower left corner back cover. O.P. Facts on File, 1984. Seller Inventory # 16326